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Throw back Thursday – A ‘historical’ blast from the past

Me with friend Missy. 

I believe this was in 1994 because my daughter Josephine is hiding under my long skirt.

Missy and I are dressed to be part of our friends’, Colleen and Brad, Wedding.

I remade my gown into my quilted Christmas tree skirt.  I get to see it once a year and think of my friends and my daughter (as I quilted it while pregnant with her – and she passed away, while an infant.  In fact… she would have been 22 today!  Happy Birthday my little angel-girl!)

Ms. Colleen posted this picture on her facebook page.  How fortuitous! I guess my interest in historical clothing goes back longer than I thought.  And, as I am thinking about it… Momma made me a dress for snowball back in high school that would be a nod to past fashion.  I will have to locate that photo as well.


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Work Basket Wednesday – 2017 in review

Let’s look back at some of the things that I was able to complete in 2017:

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some of the things that are still in my work basket:

Birthday gift for Lori B
ongoing project of my king sized charm quilt
baby blanket
Hawai’i an quilting for Lori B.
The sweater that goes with these sleeves, still waiting on the yarn to arrive.  😀
a quilt for a friend.  still top secret
Edwardian Era Linen walking suit
Son’s 2017 Christmas sweater – hopefully to be finished soon